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agitate
used in The Brothers Karamazov

20 uses
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Definition
to stir up or shake — emotionally (as when people are angered or upset) or physically (as when a washing machine cleans clothes)
  • "Mitya, I know you will tell the whole truth," said Alyosha in agitation.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (31% in)
  • "I can't think why you are so agitated," Fyodor Pavlovitch observed sarcastically.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (7% in)
  • The agitation in his heart passed at once.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (**% in)
  • What he had heard threw Alyosha into great agitation.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (21% in)
  • Sometimes an extraordinary agitation would come over him, and almost always on such occasions he would get up and go away.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (52% in)
  • Both the Superintendent and Father Paissy did their utmost to calm the general bustle and agitation.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (2% in)
  • I may add here, for myself personally, that I feel it almost repulsive to recall that event which caused such frivolous agitation and was such a stumbling-block to many, though in reality it was the most natural and trivial matter.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (7% in)
  • It had struck nine o'clock—the hour of rest and repose after a day of such agitation for all.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (89% in)
  • Mitya Chapter I. Kuzma Samsonov But Dmitri, to whom Grushenka, flying away to a new life, had left her last greetings, bidding him remember the hour of her love for ever, knew nothing of what had happened to her, and was at that moment in a condition of feverish agitation and activity.
    Book 8 — Mitya (0% in)
  • I'm in a hurry to get back to-day," he said in great agitation.
    Book 8 — Mitya (16% in)
  • He was fearfully agitated and breathless.
    Book 8 — Mitya (37% in)
  • The unexpected Karamazov case agitated him profoundly: "It was a case that might well be talked about all over Russia."
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (11% in)
  • Mitya was indescribably agitated.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (66% in)
  • Received With Hisses "Gentlemen," he began, still in the same agitation, "I want to make a full confession: that money was my own."
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (66% in)
  • Grushenka said all this in one breath in her agitation.
    Book 11 — Ivan (3% in)
  • He found his brother agitated, nervously excited.
    Book 11 — Ivan (45% in)
  • "Of course, I ought to have guessed," Ivan said in agitation; "and I did guess there was some mischief brewing on your part .... only you are lying, you are lying again," he cried, suddenly recollecting.
    Book 11 — Ivan (49% in)
  • When he had finished he was evidently agitated and was breathing hard.
    Book 11 — Ivan (72% in)
  • It was impossible to tell from her face that she was agitated; but there was a resolute gleam in her dark and gloomy eyes.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (24% in)
  • The two other judges communicated in agitated whispers.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (31% in)

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